Year: 2016

You Are Enough Blog Series: Post 10 “The Shoulds”

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s December 1st and it’s about 6:30 am. I woke up excited and felt like it was going to be a good day. I know it’s still going to be a good day. But, as JP and I talked and he gave me his portion of rent to deposit, I checked my online banking account […]

You Are Enough Blog Series: Post 9″I Am Not What I Eat”

Reading Time: 7 minutes Last week was Thanksgiving and it’s the first holiday that I wasn’t eating in a deficit. First real holiday. It was the first time I wasn’t paranoid about what was going on my plate, but I still asked ahead what was on the menu. That’s how I plan and those in my life know that, […]

You Are Enough Blog Series: Post 8 “I’m Not Just Helping Them With Their Goals, I’m Testing My Own”

Reading Time: 5 minutes This past week was top notch. It was the best week in a while. If I’m going to be honest, it’s probably the best I’ve felt, behaved and went about my day since August. I’m starting to feel more clear headed and I think I’m finally figuring out my place. I’m figuring out how I’m […]

You Are Enough Blog Series: Post 6 “I Guess I Didn’t Know What It Was Like To Have That Much Love In My Life”

Reading Time: 9 minutes I was texting with my friend Ali this morning about our visit yesterday. Yesterday, Ali drove from New Jersey to Sleepy Hollow, NY; I drove from Massachusetts to Sleepy Hollow, NY and Samantha drove from Pennsylvania to Sleepy Hollow, NY. We’ve never met. I’ve been texting separately with both of them for months, but they […]

Life of A Fit College Student Series: “It’s Your Turn Traditional Dozen – Mental Health and School Work”

Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve talked about Alicia before. She’s younger than me. She’s a junior in college and I’m 27. Without social media our paths would have never crossed. Without peanut butter we would’ve never started talking. Without talking we would’ve never seen past the social media posts and learned that we are more alike than we could’ve […]

You Are Enough Blog Series: Post 5 “Creating a Better Self”

Reading Time: 4 minutes This week is going to be rated about 7.7. I had an anxiety attack and crying fit, but I also ate the most amazing burger too. Maybe that’s the balance. There’s good days and bad days. Sometimes you brush off the comments and some days they get to you because YOU ARE HUMAN. So this […]

It’s Your Turn Series: Post 11 “Life in My Days: 22 Years of Mental Illness and Counting”

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is Ahmad. He encouraged me to start this series. Yes, I am working through my own anxiety, my own PTSD, and I have no issue talking about it. But, there’s a but. But what about those who don’t share their stories. They don’t have an outlet to do so. They don’t think someone will […]

It’s Your Turn Series: Post 10 “A Fight Worth Fighting”

Reading Time: 3 minutes There have been quite a few who have reached out to share their stories and how mental health has impacted them, their families and what they believe to be their ability to be a mother. We know that events trigger us to develop these disorders we’ve been talking about in this series, but I don’t […]